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New Jersey

“There are definitely things to do in and around Jersey City. There’s usually some kind of street festival going on with food, beer and bands playing at any given moment, and there’s plenty of good spots to get in your day-drinking,” — Overlake

Curated by: Delicate Steve, Dentist, Forth Wanderers, Kate Grom, Overlake, WYLAND

city guide:
New Jersey
landmark
Fort Nonsense
Fort Nonsense occupies a high hilltop overlooking Morristown, and is believed to have been the site of a signal fire or smoke signal, along with earthworks. It was originally built at the order of General George Washington in 1777 for use during the American Revolutionary War.
30 Washington Pl, Morristown, NJ 07960, United States
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The Dain Shoppe
Small boutique specializing in bras, lingerie & shapewear, plus bikinis & 1-piece swimsuits.
8 Community Pl, Morristown, NJ 07960, United States
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food
Macho Nacho
Straightforward counter serve offering Central American dishes, including tacos & burritos.
76 Morris St, Morristown, NJ 07960, United States
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MishMish Cafe
Airy, casual kitchen offering Mediterranean fare, including shakshuka, hummus & lamb burgers.
215 Glenridge Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042, USA
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Maxwell’s
Bustling watering hole joining live bands with a long beer list plus cocktails, pub grub & more.
1039 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030, USA
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Wonder Bar
Quirky bar with frequent live music, TV sports & a dog friendly patio with designated play times.
Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, USA
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Wellmont Theatre
The Wellmont Theater is an American theater and concert venue located in Montclair, New Jersey, United States.
5 Seymour St, Montclair, NJ 07042, USA
shopping
Tunes
Music store carrying a wide variety of new & used LPs & CDs, plus DVDs & games for sale or trade.
225 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030, USA
shopping
Montclair Book Center
Book store in Montclair, New Jersey
221 Glenridge Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042, USA
bar
Mantoloking Road Pub & Restaurant
Cozy, upbeat tavern with a wraparound bar & TVs serving an ample menu of bar bites & burgers.
247 Mantoloking Rd, Brick, NJ 08723, USA
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Cloverleaf Tavern
In business since 1933, this pub offers American fare, dozens of beers & a popular brunch buffet.
395 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell, NJ 07006, USA
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Red White & Que Smokehouse
Barbecue Restaurant
266 Davis Ave, Kearny, NJ 07032, USA
landmark
Laurel Hill Park
Riverfront park with a large rock formation, plus sports fields (including cricket) & a boat ramp.
Laurel Hill Park, Laurel Hill Rd, Secaucus, NJ 07094, USA
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Snake Hill
Snake Hill is an igneous rock intrusion jutting up from the floor of the Meadowlands in southern Secaucus, New Jersey, USA, at a bend in the Hackensack River.
Snake Hill, Secaucus, NJ 07094, USA
outdoors
Eagle Rock Reservation
Eagle Rock Reservation is a 408.33-acre forest reserve and recreational park in the First Watchung Mountain of New Jersey, primarily in the communities of West Orange, Montclair, and Verona.
Eagle Rock Reservation, and Ace, Eagle Rock Ave & Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052, USA
coffee
The Corner
Neighborhood nook with sweet/savory pastries & sandwiches, plus fresh-pressed juices & a coffee bar.
115 Grove St, Montclair, NJ 07042, USA
coffee
Rook Coffee
Chill coffeehouse pouring custom-order cups of java made from carefully sourced beans.
357 Towne Pointe, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726, USA
bar
LITM
Eatery/art gallery with a bar scene serves New American dishes such as sliders & vegan ratatouille.
140 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
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food
Ibby’s Falafel
Counter spot for Middle Eastern eats like falafel, shawarma & hummus, plus sidewalk seating.
303 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
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shopping
Iris Records
Record store in Jersey City, New Jersey.
114 Brunswick St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
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lodging
Courtyard Jersey City Newport
The Courtyard Jersey City Newport, convenient to Hoboken and NYC, combines style, comfort, and convenience for the ultimate in productivity and relaxation.
540 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310, USA
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shopping
Another Man’s Treasure Vintage Store
Vintage clothing store in Jersey City, New Jersey
NEW LOCATION!!!, 195 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
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coffee
Dames Coffee Espresso Bar
Cozy coffee shop offering espresso drinks & housemade pastries in a brick-walled storefront.
581 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
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The Warehouse Cafe
Organic coffee & tea pair with creative panini & sweets in a rustic-industrial space with free WiFi.
140 Bay St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
bar
Rolons Keyhole Bar
Rolon’s Bar has been serving Jersey City since 1965. Built in 1860, the Downtown Historical Site was home to Tony’s Café, Keyhole Bar, and then AVO Bar until 1971 when Chris Rolon moved his bar to its current location at 242 Bay Street.
242 Bay St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
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Barcade
The original arcade bar in Jersey City, New Jersey.
163 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
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Abbey’s Pub
Informal neighborhood hangout serving standard pub grub, along with BBQ chicken & rib platters.
407 Monmouth St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
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The Riegelsville Inn
Cozy, historical inn with a porch & canal-side patio offering American fare & live weekend music.
10 Delaware Rd, Riegelsville, PA 18077, USA
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Lucky 7 Tavern
Popular, dimly lit joint offers a wide range of whiskeys, BBQ, bar bites, DJs & jukebox.
322 2nd St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
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landmark
Katyń Memorial
The Katyń Memorial is dedicated to the victims of the Katyn massacre in 1940. Created by Polish-American sculptor Andrzej Pitynski, the memorial stands at Exchange Place in Jersey City, New Jersey,
Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
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Monty Hall
Live music venue in Jersey City, New Jersey.
43 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
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White Eagle Hall
Event venue in Jersey City, New Jersey.
335-337 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
bar
Fox & Hound Tavern at The Lebanon Hotel
Restored 1820s tavern offering upscale American fare, craft beers on tap & seasonal garden dining.
69 Main St, Lebanon, NJ 08833, USA
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Early Bird Espresso & Mercantile
Early Bird is an espresso bar and market designed to celebrate artfully made coffee and quality crafted products.
33 Bridge St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825, USA
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shopping
Modern Love
Gift shop in Frenchtown, New Jersey.
35-39 Bridge St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825, USA
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The Boat House
Riverside bar in Lambertville, New Jersey.
1 Coryell St, Lambertville, NJ 08530, USA
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food
Anton’s at the Swan
Upscale Swan Hotel eatery features farm-fresh cuisine, plus a bar & patio in an old-fashioned space.
43 S Main St, Lambertville, NJ 08530, USA
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Asbury Park Yacht Club – Surf Bar
Asbury Park Yacht Club is known for its unique laid-back vibe and oceanfront views.
1000 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, USA
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The Saint
Live bands including national acts perform on a small stage for 150 fans at this enduring venue.
601 Main St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, USA
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Princeton Record Exchange
Music store in Princeton, New Jersey.
20 S Tulane St, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA
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Hat City Kitchen
Southern comfort-food eatery hosts live music; proceeds benefit Valley Art District revitalization.
459 Valley St, City of Orange, NJ 07050, USA
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food
T S Ma Chinese Cuisine
This upscale Shanghai-style venue is known for its fresh ingredients & vegetarian choices.
637 Wyckoff Ave, Wyckoff, NJ 07481, USA
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shopping
Hold Fast
Record store in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
611 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, USA
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Foolish Ginger
Boutique in Asbury Park, New Jersey
608 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, USA
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The Stone Pony
National acts headline this rocking, historic music club known for launching Springsteen & Bon Jovi.
913 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, USA
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Bond Street Bar
Down-to-earth watering hole providing classic cocktails & bar bites such as burgers & corn dogs.
208 Bond St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, USA
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Clancy’s Tavern
Bar & Grill in Neptune, NJ. 
25 S Main St, Neptune City, NJ 07753, USA
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Asbury Park Convention Hall
Asbury Park Convention Hall is a 3,600-seat indoor exhibition center located on the boardwalk and on the beach in Asbury Park, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States.
1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, USA
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Great Auditorium Ocean Grove
The Great Auditorium is considered to be the most impressive and largest enclosed auditorium in New Jersey and is the center of activity in Ocean Grove, NJ.
54 Pilgrim Pathway, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756, USA
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landmark
Asbury Park Casino
Historical landmark in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
700 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, USA
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coffee
Cafe Volan
Rustic-chic coffee shop providing craft java drinks, plus baked goods & simple cafe fare.
510 Bangs Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, USA
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Americas Cup Coffee Company
Relaxed coffeehouse featuring java, desserts & sandwiches in simple digs with outdoor seating.
633 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, USA
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outdoors
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is a 70,000 acres protected area designated a National Recreation Area administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service.
Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport, Coolbaugh Township, PA 18466, USA
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